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Rotorua car hires from $37

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Rotorua with a pick-up date of 30/7 and drop-off date of 6/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Rotorua

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Class Economy Car car
Class Economy Car
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
$51/day
Ford Puma car
Ford Puma
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
M
$37/day
Hyundai Elantra car
Hyundai Elantra
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
$70/day
Toyota RAV4 car
Toyota RAV4
or similar SUV
2
2
4-5
M
$43/day
Kia Carnival car
Kia Carnival
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
$195/day
Class Full-size Van car
Class Full-size Van
or similar VAN
5
2
4-5
M
$194/day
Ford Ranger car
Ford Ranger
or similar PICKUPTRUCK
5
3
2/4
M
$194/day
Class Intermediate SUV car
Class Intermediate SUV
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
$42/day
Mitsubishi Outlander car
Mitsubishi Outlander
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
$45/day
Toyota C-HR car
Toyota C-HR
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
$45/day
Subaru Outback car
Subaru Outback
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
$99/day
Class Special Van car
Class Special Van
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
$208/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Rotorua

  • Choosing car hire in Rotorua is a wonderful way to decide how to explore the city and the surrounding landscape on your own steam without having to figure out the public transport in the city or pay heavy taxi fees to explore a little further. Rotorua is home to incredible geothermal parks, flourishing forest lands and various spa and wellness facilities that are easy to travel to if you're driving yourself around the area. You could spend a couple of hours exploring the lakes and then head off to some adventure activities before relaxing in a spa, without having to worry about the timing.
  • If you're flying into the city, you're bound to land at Rotorua International Airport (ROT), the regional airport of the city, roughly located a mere 10 minutes from the city centre. The airport precinct offers car hire in Rotorua through several companies. You'll find the car hire desks located in the Arrivals Hall of the airport as you pass through the luggage claim area. These work on a pre-booked or walk-in basis, though pre-booking is always encouraged to avoid availability issues. As soon as you're done with the paperwork, you'll be taken to the car hire garage and handed the keys to the vehicle.
  • Driving in Rotorua is easy, with few lines of traffic and comfortable roads to travel on, regardless of your car size. If you're driving during the peak season, like in January, expect traffic to be a little heavier. When visiting local attractions during this time, call ahead to book or try to go early to ensure there is parking available. Typically, there is ample parking for your car hire in Rotorua, no matter the time of year. Make sure you stick to the rules of the road and always drive on the left-hand side, and you should be golden.
  • There are no major difficulties when it comes to driving your Rotorua car hire, as the roads are big and comfortable and there's very little traffic. Traffic can get heavier during peak times in the morning and evening due to school and work commutes. The major morning traffic is usually heavier between 07:30 and 08:30, while the evening traffic generally gets busy from 17:00 until around 18:30.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Rotorua for $51 or less
  • Book your car hire in Rotorua at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Rotorua are around 47% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Full-size hire cars in Rotorua are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Rotorua

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Rotorua?

    On average a car hire in Rotorua costs $53 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Rotorua?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at EZI ($37/day), keddy by Europcar ($45/day) and Thrifty ($51/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at EZI Rental Car Kiosk, 837 Te Ngae Road, Ōwhata 3074 (7 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Rotorua?

    The average price of fuel in Rotorua is $10.04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $120 and $161, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Rotorua?

    Full-size (Mitsubishi L200/Triton or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Rotorua.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Rotorua airport (ROT)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Rotorua airport is EZI.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Rotorua?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Rotorua?

    A Full Size car hire in Rotorua costs $127 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Rotorua?

    A Standard car hire in Rotorua costs $316 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Rotorua?

    A Premium car hire in Rotorua costs $147 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Rotorua?

    In Rotorua, cars are most frequently hired at EZI Rental Car Kiosk, 837 Te Ngae Road, Ōwhata (7 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Rotorua?

    On average a car hire in Rotorua costs $371 per week ($53 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Rotorua?

    On average a car hire in Rotorua costs $1,590 per month ($53 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Rotorua?

    If you're planning on spending time in the city and not venturing out much, the choice of vehicle doesn't make too much difference. A smaller, more compact model will be lighter on fuel and take up less room, so this might be a good choice. If you plan on visiting the attractions in the area and taking an impromptu road trip or twelve, consider looking at a 4x4 to manage the varied terrain. 4x4s are a popular choice for car hire in Rotorua with other hirers.

  • What’s the speed limit in Rotorua?

    Rotorua speed limits are based on the national speed limits in New Zealand and have been deemed safe and appropriate. Just outside the city limits in the areas that aren't built up, you'll be limited to 100 km/h, while the inner city limits can range from 30 km/h to 80 km/h, depending on where you're driving. If you're close to a school or area where children are likely to be, the speed limit should be 30 km/h even if there isn't obvious signage.

  • Where are the best places to park in Rotorua?

    Parking your car hire in Rotorua is pretty easy, with a citywide user-pays parking system in place. There are parking meters throughout the city centre, and parking is usually monitored between 09:00 and 17:00 every weekday. Outside of these times, you're typically able to park for free. Most of the parking spots offer free time-restricted parking that varies per location, and other fees are charged at an hourly rate.

Rotorua car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9.1

Wonderful

7 reviews

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.8

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1233 Amohau St

+64 7 348 4081

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

Te Ngae Rd

+64 7 348 4081

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

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9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and helpful staff at pick-up (Rotorua airport)

Cons:

Not so friendly or helpful at drop-off. Drop-off at Auckland airport is confusing - not sure why there needs to be two drop-off locations (domestic & international terminals). Seems like one spot with a shuttle would be easier.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8.6

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

9.3

3 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1233 Amohau St

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

Rotorua Ap

+64 7 345 7756

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

Te Ngae Rd

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
All good!

1 out of 1

Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1230 Fenton St

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30

Terminal Building

Monday08:30 - 19:30
Tuesday08:30 - 19:30
Wednesday08:30 - 19:30
Thursday08:30 - 19:30
Friday08:30 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30

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8.4 Very Good

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off staff were great! Friendly.

Cons:

The drop off location on the contract was incorrect. This led to some minor frustration and driving around to get the correct location.

8.8 Very Good

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good customer service and easy to get the car.

Cons:

SUV was smaller than expected. Other than that, no issues.

1 out of 1

EZI

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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2 locations in Rotorua

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1234, Fenton Street

Opening times not available

Rental Car Kiosk, 837 Te Ngae Road, Ōwhata

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

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Ace Rental Cars

8.5

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

Te Ngae Road, Rotorua

Opening times not available

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EZU Car Rental

8.4

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Rotorua

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1076 Pukuatua Street, Street, Rotorua 3010

+64 7 349 3285

Opening times not available

Rotorua Airport

Opening times not available

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Firefly

8.2

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1233 Amohau St

Opening times not available

Rotorua Airport

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

1181 PUKAKI STREET

Opening times not available

Rotorua Airport

+64 7 350 3150

Opening times not available

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Rotorua

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Locations in Rotorua

Terminal Building, Rotorua New Zealand

Monday08:00 - 19:30
Tuesday08:00 - 19:30
Wednesday08:00 - 19:30
Thursday08:00 - 19:30
Friday08:00 - 19:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:30

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Rotorua

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Amohau Street

Opening times not available

Te Ngae Road

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

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Terminal Building

Monday08:30 - 19:30
Tuesday08:30 - 19:30
Wednesday08:30 - 19:30
Thursday08:30 - 19:30
Friday08:30 - 19:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was so simple - just handed off the keys and we were done. We only waited one minute while the agent finished a call. She apologized for the wait, which was charming.

Cons:

It wasn't clear exactly how to return the car, but we rolled with it and asked the check-in person for the flight and she pointed us in the right direction.

1 out of 0

Europcar

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

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Terminal Building

Opening times not available

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Moto Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

Locations in Rotorua

Rental Car Kiosk, Terminal Building 837 Te Ngae Road Rotorua Airport, Rotorua

+64 800 656 564

Opening times not available

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Rotorua

Locations in Rotorua

Terminal Building

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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14 travellers who hired a car in Rotorua gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car hire locations in or near Rotorua

Good to know

Most popular agency

EZI

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$53/day

Good deal

$51/day

When to book a car hire in Rotorua

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